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Plutocracy: GE Doesn't Pay Taxes -- Taxpayers Pay GE

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Not only did GE, the highly-profitable recipient of federal contracts and bailout money, not pay taxes, we paid them $3.2 billion.

G.E.'s Tax Bill for 2010: $0

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Merchants of Danger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The ugly truth, here and in Japan, is this: Unless government regains the will and the ability to regulate private industry, more catastrophes are all but inevitable.

Safety on the Cheap

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reich

Profit-making corporations have every incentive to underestimate the probabilities of potential disasters and lowball the likely externalized harms. This is why it's necessary to have such things as government regulators.

Buffett Admits Berkshire's "Bountiful Years Will Never Return"

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The challenge to the nation's greatest investment genius has become more difficult; "to increase per-share intrinsic value at a rate greater than the increase (including dividends) of the S&P 500."

Elise Foley

House Votes To Kill F-35 Second Engine Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amanda Terkel contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- More than half of the House Republicans voted on Wednesday to earmark $450 million in funds for a ...

F-35 Engine Battle Breaks Out On GOP Spending Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Determined to reduce deficits, impatient House Republican freshmen made common cause with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, scor...

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If individuals committed crimes at GE, they should pay for their actions. That would be a service to GE's other employees, who would no longer be tainted by the misdeeds of a few senior-level people.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

The F Word: No Solutions at State of the Union

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyon...

Help Wanted! -- (But Not Here)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

We're not just creating overseas jobs at an astounding rate, we're off-shoring the innovation and the know-how that we need to lay the groundwork for the future of the American economy.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's New Pick For Jobs Panel Sends Work Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey R. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co. tapped by President Barack Obama as his next top outside economic adviser,...

GE Posts Big Quarter On Equipment Orders

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. said Friday that fourth-quarter net income increased 52 percent as the company made more money in both its lendi...

Immelt To Head Obama Economic Advisory Board

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Ass...

Innovation in Managing Water

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Managing water will become a critical business skill for the 21st century. Need drives innovation, so this week we want to highlight some of what is happening in the new markets in water.

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the Republican wave in this year's midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Com...

CES 2011: Government and Business Driving U.S. Innovation and Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.

GE Makes Huge Technology Bet On China

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. plans to sink more than $2 billion into its efforts in China through 2012 as the conglomerate looks to tackle th...

Eureka! GE's New Energy Smart LED

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GE's new light bulb is designed to serve as a direct replacement for the beloved but energy-wasting 40-watt incandescent light bulb used in many house...

Separated at Worth

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the eighth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide...

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

As I've watched Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE over the years, I've been impressed that he has so many of Harry Potter's defining qualities.

The F Word: The Big Float's a Big Scam

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bail out program could well spark the most outrage, at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

Competitions Galore: And the Winner Is...

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

TV game shows may have declined in recent years, but idea contests are riding a wave among big corporations. That's because competitions arise when problems loom large -- so no surprise they're currently on the uptick.

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

GE Electrifies Their Fleet

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — With a name like General Electric, it stands to reason GE would want to embrace the electric car. Thursday the company announced pla...